Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish

Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish

Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “cement grey” with a cream finish. It’s a gorgeous shade of gray that doesn’t lean brown–it’s that perfect shade of gray skies. There’s a tinge of blue in it, but it’s very subtle and only picked up in really bright, direct light. Zoya’s Dove was the closest shade I could think of, but it leans browner–less blue.

The formula was exactly what I expect of Illamasqua: excellent. It’s thick without being goopy, so it delivers amazing color coverage–almost opaque in a single coat, though I did two here. It flows evenly across the nail without bubbling or streaking. I typically get a week of wear without minimal tip wear with Illamasqua’s polishes.

DWS

PPermanent. $17.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish


Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish

Nail Varnish
Illamasqua
$17.00/0.5 oz.

97%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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O no, this shade reminds me to much of the summer we’ve been having over here… I can’t remember what color the sky is supposed to be…

Major fan of this shade. This might be my first Illumenesque polish I finally get. I have to watch my pennies however as have major surgery coming up in Oct with my huge share to pay as well as 1 month of Residency Inn charges so I stay in the area post op per MD orders. But maybe I can sneak in another order from Sephora between now and then. It’s not the right shade I need to get however for Sept Ovarian Cancer Awareness. I am on a major hunt for the right teal/aqual for their shade.

Ooops spoke too soon – it’s there only on a gray color dot and description says CEMENT GRAY! It’s so not that. The blue really is coming through over the gray. I would never buy it not having see this swatch! I hate color chips!

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